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Surveying Tools of the Trade

Yes, we all know you need your total station, GPS unit, or tribrachs to make a field crew, but you also must have the basic tools of the trade:

  • Sledge Hammers
  • Hack Saws
  • Shovels
  • Cordless Hammer Drills
  • Cordless Rotary Hammers

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Sledge Hammers

There is no tool more necessary for surveying than the good old sledge hammer.  Here you can find any shape or size to fit your needs.  We've focused on the fiberglass handles because of their superior durability.  Especially with green field personnel, you can go through a lot of wooden hammer handles.  I've never broken a fiberglass one, ever.



It's pretty hard to find survey monuments without one of these.  The best of the bunch is the composite-handled heavy-duty shovel, but if cost is an issue, the wooden-handled shovels may be more your style.


Hack Saws

Don't you hate it when you get that iron rod driven almost all the way into the pavement, and it hits bedrock or concrete?  The top starts to bend or mushroom so you can't cap it, and you admit defeat...  That's when you pull out your hacksaw.  You might get a good deal on longer lengths of rebar, too, and want to cut your own.


Cordless Hammer Drills

Every office needs one of these.  When that property corner falls in concrete or bedrock, what do you do?  Are you in a locality that allows curb screws for monumentation?  These are what you want.  We've left out anything less than 18 Volts, because I can tell you from experience that they are a waste of money.  The circular saw attachment is a great substitute for a hacksaw, too.  For rotary hammers, see the next section.



Cordless Rotary Hammers

Rotary hammers are a must for those areas that require centerline monumentation.  With modern-day superpave mixes, the tried-and-true method of bull-pricking iron rods through the asphalt are behind us.  The pavement is simply too hard.  These rotary hammers will punch a hole through for you to pop in an iron with little effort.  The corded hammers are still a little better, but the convenience of not having to have a generator far outweighs the edge in horsepower.   These you can easily toss in the truck without getting a hernia in the process.  Also included are bits.


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